Friday, October 16, 2009
For about the last two months I've been displaying and selling my earrings at my parent's flower shop and my aunt and grandma's tailor shop. I haven't had much luck with sales at the flower shop, but I've actually made about 8 sales at the tailor shop! On top of making these sales I have been recruitd by a couple costumers to fix their broken jewelry. They see my "earrings for sale" sign and ask my aunt if I'd be willing to fix their beloved jewelry that they're just not quite ready to part with. I fixed one necklace that had a broken chain in august sometime, and am currently working on fixing a beautiful RUBY necklace! The lady asked if I could add some opalescent crystals to it. So far, it looks gorgeous, but is not quite long enough yet because I'm thinking she lost some of the precious rubies when the necklace broke...sad. It's been so exciting to work with these rubies though because I have never and probably will never be able to work with such beautiful and expensive stones again! These pictures don't do the necklace justice, but I thought i'd share them anyways. If you live in SLO and have any jewelry you need fixed shoot me an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your jewelry crisis and i'd be happy to see if i can fix it!
Posted by CocoaBeadDesigns at 11:49 AM
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
I can't believe it is already October...the year is just flashing by! However, Fall is one of my favorite times of the year with all its luscious red and orange colors, pumkins, apple cider, the smell of cinnamon in the air. Its just all so wonderful. We started decorating for fall at the flower shop yesterday and it was so much fun to bring out the baby pumkins and all the arrangements have been so gorgeous lately...my parents always make amazing arrangements, but there is just something so different and lovely about fall arrangements. The colors are just so rich and alluring!
Aren't these just stunning? The lilies on the right are some of my favorites...They are locally grown at Cal Poly and are called "blackout"...just gorgeous.
In other news, I recently sold two pairs of earrings...both bronze and brown. People are starting to think about their Fall outfits no doubt : )
I won't be able to remake the ones on the left for a while because I don't have all the ingredients to do so, however, I just got done making the ones on the right. I love them, but they're so time consuming to make! I also got to make another new pair today and they'll make their big debut here because I haven't posted them on etsy yet.
Posted by CocoaBeadDesigns at 5:01 PM